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Brighton vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Brighton vs Bournemouth prediction: Brighton 2-1 Bournemouth

Brighton will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing FA Cup semi-final defeat last weekend.

The Seagulls have won six and drawn four of their 15 matches at home this season.

Bournemouth have been disastrous away from home, losing 12 of their 16 matches. Fulham are the only side to concede more goals on the road than Eddie Howe’s side (37).

Brighton vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

Brighton are 5/4 favourites to win the match while Bournemouth are priced at 9/4. The draw can be backed at 11/5.

Brighton have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five matches. Back both teams to score at 3/4.

Although Glenn Murray has failed to score in his last eight Premier League home matches, the striker’s odds for Saturday are favourable. Murray is 4/1 to open the scoring and 13/10 to score anytime.

Brighton vs Bournemouth Premier League match preview

Brighton host Bournemouth at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides have lost their last two Premier League games and will fancy their chances of getting back to winning ways.

Bournemouth lost 3-1 at home to Burnley last weekend, despite taking an early lead.

Bournemouth are all but safe for another season as they begin the weekend 10 points above the relegation zone with five matches to play.

Chris Hughton’s side lost 1-0 to Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final tie at Wembley last weekend.

Brighton are 16th, just five points above the drop zone, although they have played fewer matches (31) than any other Premier League side.

Brighton have failed to beat Bournemouth in their three previous Premier League meetings, with the Cherries winning two and drawing one.

David Brooks scored twice in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Brighton in the reverse fixture in December. Lewis Dunk was sent off in the second half after picking up a second yellow card.

The two sides also met in the third round of the FA Cup in January. Bournemouth were punished for their defensive errors and lost the match 3-1.

Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone were on target for the visitors, while Marc Pugh netted a consolation for Bournemouth.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on March 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Brighton team news vs Bournemouth

Pascal Gross faces a late fitness test as he continues his rehab from a lengthy thigh injury.

Solly March will be hoping to recover from a calf strain which ruled him out of last weekend’s trip to Wembley. Anthony Knockaert may deputise for March out wide if required.

Yves Bissouma is expected to continue in a midfield three alongside Davy Propper and Dale Stephens. Biram Kayal provides another option in midfield.

Brighton back-up goalkeeper David Button made three league appearances in a loan spell at Bournemouth in 2009.

Bournemouth team news vs Brighton

The Cherries could be without as many as six first team players due to injury.

Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis and Lewis Cook are all sidelined with serious knee injuries. Cook has stepped up his rehab and could return to training before the end of the campaign.

Former Brighton defender Steve Cook is out with a groin injury, while Andrew Surman and Diego Rico are out with calf and ankle injuries respectively.

Howe could name the same eleven that started against Burnley, although Junior Stanislas and Dominc Solanke will be among those pushing for recalls.

As for who will start in goal, it seems to be a toss-up between Artur Boruc and Asmir Begovic.

Brighton predicted line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted Brighton XI vs Bournemouth

Predicted Brighton XI vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth predicted line-up vs Brighton

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs Brighton

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs Brighton

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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